Skip to comments.Glen Campbell Moved Into A Care Facility
Posted on 04/17/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT by FlJoePa
Glen Campbell has been moved into a care facility three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, People.com reports.
"He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the title. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."
The singer, whose "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped the charts in 1975, had been suffering from short-term memory loss in recent years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in early 2011.
The 78-year-old Grammy winner and his wife Kim initially shared the news of his illness back in 2011 because hed hoped to give a series of goodbye concerts, in conjunction with an album "Ghost on the Canvas, which was released later that year.
"Ghost on the Canvas (Surfdog), Campbells 61st studio album, was expected to be his last. It wasnt. A brand new collection of recordings from the legendary singer, "See You There" (Surfdog) was released last December. With Campbells health apparently in decline, its increasingly likely the collection will be the final studio recording of the Arkansas native's career.
The latest health setback comes just days before the documentary of that final tour, titled Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me, gets its world premiere April 18 at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival.
Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The veteran performer has sold more than 45 million albums over the course of his career.
My father is the same age and is in an Alzheimer’s care facility. Happens to a lot of people when they get to their late 70s.
I wish Mr. Campbell’s family the best. Even when your family member is in a home, there’s still a lot of monitoring and attention needed.
He became a Christian and later got messed up (happens sometimes - happened to me) and then gradually found peace, then this. I plan to see him in Heaven.
Time takes its toll on the Wrecking Crew.
It is hard to believe he is 78. Very sad.
Meet Glen Campbell and Ghost on the Canvas are both very good CDs. Sorry I never got to see him live on tour.
Yes what a humiliating and destructive disease to all associated with it and with it.
A great talent.
Amazing guitar player.
IIRC, he even went on tour with the Beach Boys at least once.
He wasn’t doing badly just two years ago.
Here is a Grammy Tribute to Glen Campbell where he sang his hits with other country stars. That was a historic moment.
His music was the epitome of the 70’s backlash against the creeping bilge of the 60’s “music.”
Such a gifted vocalist, and I understand he could play the guitar well, too.
When his struggle became public, my brother recalled that he - pretty much unknown - was the entertainer at his high school graduation activity -- 1963.
Glen Campbell plays the William Tell Overture on Guitar:
His songwriters were some of the best. “Gentle on my Mind” is wonderful.
OH, my goodness, he really could play! My husband is a guitarist; I’ll show him this video later.
He also played guitar on the Irish Rover’s hit “The Unicorn”.
That is a good song, and so is “Galveston.” If he wasn’t writing his own pieces, he knew how to pick them.
Young male country singers today rarely have that kind of big, rich voice. I often find myself asking, “Why is this guy a star? He can’t sing!”
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